Natural Selection

Accommodation Suppliers

Address:
Unit E, Cirtech House, Stibitz Street, Westlake Business Park, Cape Town, 7945
Member Number: 205067 Tel: +27 21 001 1574

Natural Selection is a collection of family owned businesses, who have joined with the common aim of offering unique safari experiences while being an important part of the conservation solution for Africa’s wildlife. We’ve created a portfolio of welcoming camps and one-of-a-kind experiences that are full of unique soul and colorful character, with extraordinary staff, located in the very heart of where the wild things are. Operating in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa – we look forward to welcoming you to Natural Selection.

Where we operate

  • Botswana
  • Namibia
  • South Africa

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Flying Safaris
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Photography
  • Riding Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp

Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism

At Natural Selection we are committed to working and partnering with local communities, governments and conservation organisations to help protect and expand areas, along with critical wildlife habitat. This can only be done through the development of gold-standard ecotourism projects across Southern Africa and our commitment to give back 1% of our revenue to various conservation projects. 

News

21 November 2019

Natural Selection launches the ultimate Namibia flying safari

New for 2020, Natural Selection will be launching scheduled flying safaris to Namibia. The six-night journeys will offer guests a weekly departure every Sunday to experience this extraordinary landscape from the skies. Guests will stay at Natural Selection’s award-winning, eco-conscious safari camps and discover the fauna, flora and culture of Namibia with Natural Selection’s expert guides.

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11 November 2019

Natural Selection launches Angola flying safaris in 2020

2020 will see the launch of Natural Selection’s new flying safaris to Angola. These expeditions, the first of their kind, will follow the paths of the rivers that feed the Okavango and Kwando river and wetland systems from their sources in the Angolan Highlands into the Okavango Delta and Linyanti in Botswana, and finally, to the sands of the Makgadikgadi.Each safari will be customised to suit guests’ interests, but for the ultimate experience Natural Selection recommends their &ldq…

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30 July 2019

Natural Selection to open Kwessi Dune Lodge in the private NamibRand Reserve, Namibia

Natural Selection will open their next Namibian property, Kwessi Dune Lodge, on the 1st March 2020. The new property will be set in the vast 215,000 hectare NamibRand Nature Reserve, with easy access to Sossusvlei’s iconic rusty red sand dunes and the photogenic Deadvlei. When Kwessi Dune Lodge opens on the 1st March, it will bring Natural Selection’s low-key style and quirkiness to southern Namibia. The ten thatch and canvas rooms measure 88 square metres inside and out, and will feature vintage four-poster beds, striped canvas walls and a beautiful map mural feature wall.

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23 April 2019

Jack's Camp, Botswana will be rebuilt and reopen in May 2020

The iconic Jack’s Camp in the Makgadikgadi, Botswana is to be rebuilt by and will reopen with a luxurious new look in May 2020 to celebrate the camp’s 25th anniversary. The new look Jack’s will feature ten spacious safari tents, almost double the size of the existing tents, with an interior floor area of 130m2. The tents will retain the same traditional dark green exterior canvas and iconic interior lining. Furnished with antiques that have been passed down through generations of the Bousfield family, the new larger guest tents will each have their own miniature natural history museum, each one a cabinet of extraordinary curiosities ranging from stone tools to fossils, all collected and curated by Bousfield himself.

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06 March 2019

Natural Selection to open Safari House in Etosha Heights Private Reserve, Namibia

Natural Selection will open Safari House, a new Namibian farmhouse in the heart of the Etosha Heights Private Reserve, Namibia, on the 15th April 2019. Offering genuine hospitality, this exclusive use property is the perfect base for a family or group of friends to explore the 60,000 hectares of pure wilderness that is Etosha Heights Private Reserve.

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10 January 2019

Natural Selection Welcomes “The Jackal & Hide” In The Greater Okavango Delta To Their Portfolio

Natural Selection are delighted to welcome The Jackal & Hide into the family as of 1st January, 2019.  Previously known as Pangolin Khwai Camp, the intimate, tented retreat offers an authentic Delta experience and brings visitors back to the basics of what a safari is all about. Whilst Pangolin Khwai previously only specialised in tailor-made photographic safaris, The Jackal & Hide will be open to all wildlife enthusiasts. For 2019, the camp will continue to provide a resident photo guide and specialised photographic vehicles for professional and amateur photographers alike, alongside the many guest activities on offer.

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18 October 2018

Natural Selection to open Lekkerwater Beach Lodge in April 2019, their first property in South Africa

Natural Selection will open their first South African property, Lekkerwater Beach Lodge, in April 2019. The seven room exclusive eco-lodge is in De Hoop Nature Reserve, one of the most dramatic beach locations in South Africa and home to some of the world’s best land based whale watching.

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05 July 2018

Natural Selection opens two new camps in remote, northwestern Namibia

Natural Selection have opened their first properties in Namibia. Hoanib Valley Camp and Shipwreck Lodge are situated in the rugged and remote northwestern region of the country and both opened in June 2018. Combining the two camps offers safari goers an in-depth experience in one of the most startling landscapes on the continent, far from the normal tourist track.

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16 April 2018

Uncharted Africa now managing Mapula Lodge, Botswana

Mapula Lodge in the northern reaches of the Okavango Delta has undergone a full revamp with Uncharted Africa taking over the lodge management from April 2018.

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10 November 2017

Natural Selection expand into Namibia in 2018

Natural Selection are excited to announce the opening of their first propriety in Namibia, Hoanib Valley Camp

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12 July 2017

Affordable and private Okavango – Sable Alley now open!

Natural Selection’s new Sable Alley Camp opened in May in the Khwai Private Reserve. Located in a wildlife biomass hotspot right where the dry Chobe country meets the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, at Sable Alley the wildlife literally comes to us. The lagoon in front of camp is home to a pod of over 30 hippo and plains game, elephant and buffalo are often seen coming to drink close to camp. Sable Alley offers the full range of delta activities; game drives, night drives, walks, mekoros…

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